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Messages - dlagesse1992 [ switch to compact view ]

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I'm on my tablet right now =].

My school required everyone in my class to get a tablet PC for school. Mine is a bit heavier, 14" ~7 pounds, but with a sweet graphics card and more power than th smaller ones. I've gotten used to it, and use the tablet function occasionally.

It really depends on what you do with it. On the go, it's great, way better than a trackpad (I use a mouse, but some don't). It is great for taking notes, a lot better for showing relationships between items. Tablet support in OS's is good. Mine came with XP tablet edition, pretty good. I'm actually using Linux now (Ubuntu), but I still got it working fine. Make sure it is a Wacom.

Tablets are really useful in some areas. In other, the added cost isn't worth it. For smaller computers, I think a tablet is great, an easy way to use the computer. On a desktop replacement, not so much.

Overall, if you can afford the extra money, go for it.

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The longer, the better. This is a nice format.

When it's long, I just dedicate an hour or so to reading it and the 20+ tabs I inevitably open from it....

Nice work!

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I'm happy that IE finally supports more code, but there are a couple of other things to think about:
-Woo! It renders one thing right! How about the rest of the internet?
-Still not fun to use. It can take lessons from FF and its extensions to fix this.
-Bad interface. Takes forever to do anything. Weird layout.
-Ugly Icon. Needs to be fixed.
-Name: not creative enough.

I may be a bit critical, but I am impressed that the developers are at least trying to do something right.

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Cheat Sheeter / Re: New Program Idea: Cheat Sheeter
« on: December 23, 2007, 07:52 PM »
Thanks Mouser.

Any chance you can get the link to the "super early alpha" working?

I'd like to see at least what you have.

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That is the best integration I've seen so far!
I'm impressed. Bookmarking this in case I ever get bored. One of these days I'll try and run my ubuntu (gnome) partition in vmware...

Right now, it just works.

Daniel

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Living Room / Re: How often do you reboot your primary workstation?
« on: December 14, 2007, 02:34 PM »
I reboot whenever i need to switch OS. I try to use linux, but my school stuff requires Windows.

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When I boot Windows, I do something similar: one scanner running, and start more if I get suspicious. In Ubuntu (my main OS), I don't need one...

But, having more than one antivirus running at a time is just a waste of battery and speed to me.

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Finished Programs / Re: Folder-RSS: Monitor folder changes via rss
« on: December 09, 2007, 09:58 AM »
Wow, this is a great idea. I never thought of it before, but now that you made it, there are tons of uses for it.

Thanks!

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Coding Snacks / Re: Volume control by time
« on: December 09, 2007, 09:14 AM »
Yeah, I've seen NirCmd before a couple times, but never thought of using it for this. Good Idea.

SMAU looks pretty cool (and useful). Nice job.

Thanks,
Daniel

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Mouser's Zone / Re: Ideas i want to bounce off you guys
« on: December 02, 2007, 04:04 PM »
I used dc software before donating, and the current nag screen setup (no license key at all - too lazy to get one) didn't bother me too much. When I got an update, I decided to donate a little to get the perpetual key and because of the huge amount of excellent software =].
I'll donate more when I get money, so that shows how the current system works (at least it did for me).
-Daniel

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Screenshot Captor / Re: Title bar at Startup
« on: December 02, 2007, 03:47 PM »
I get the same thing when I start up screeenshot Captor on my laptop. I am running XP Tablet PC Edition (basically professional edition). Not just Vista.
Only happens on first start of SC per restart (as far as I can tell - not entirely sure...)
Thanks
-Daniel

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Cheat Sheeter / Re: New Program Idea: Cheat Sheeter
« on: December 02, 2007, 12:59 PM »
I'm not sure if this is dead or not, but if it isn't, here is how I see it coming out at the end (infinitely customizable of course).

Also, found a good source for advanced shortcuts: http://www.shortcutguide.com/

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Cheat Sheeter / Re: New Program Idea: Cheat Sheeter
« on: December 01, 2007, 09:44 PM »
This looks like a great idea. I, for one, am very interested. It did seem to be getting very complicated towards the end; I agree that it should be simplified. As for how it would be placed, how about just having it come up via hotkey as just a window with the cheat sheet in it instead of anything complicated. I might post a pic later of how I see this working in my mind, but looks great.

Trying this soon!
-Daniel

p.s. I think Cheet Sheeter is a great name.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Do you use Desktop Widgets?
« on: November 28, 2007, 04:12 PM »
Widgets got old for me about a year ago. Now I just don't think they provide enough usefulness for the resource usage.

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Yeah, SiteAdvisor (kind-of?) does what you're thinking of. Well, at least is integrated, and easy to check before you do anything...
As for signup on sites, I have a spam email address and use BugMeNot whenever possible. DC, for instance, is a trusted site, so gets my real address, but that might not be trustworthy goes to spam.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Vanilla: a nice, strange forum
« on: November 28, 2007, 03:27 PM »
I like the minimalist design. Especially for a small forum...
I'll look into it sometime...

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Living Room / Re: Windows Install Date Thingie: I made it!
« on: November 28, 2007, 03:06 PM »
Do I get the award for newest install?
Also, this is an image - the actual "install" was only like a week ago...

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Living Room / Re: To wide-screen or not to wide-screen
« on: November 28, 2007, 02:22 PM »
I think it is all in what you like and have tried/are used to. I have used both, and find that both have strong points. for a large monitor, i would probably go widescreen; I watch movies.

As for USB ports, etc... they seem unnecessary. Almost all computers have some ports in the front that are easy to access. Money for little benefit.

Just my 2 cents.

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Living Room / Re: Laptop or Desktop — which are you?
« on: November 28, 2007, 02:17 PM »
I use a laptop for many reasons:
1. I need one for school - I use it in class.
2. Portable
3. At my desk it is powerful enough that I can plug my keyboard and mouse in and have essentially a desktop.
4. I can write on it. (tablet PC).
5. Why not?

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General Software Discussion / Re: Perfect Software?
« on: November 28, 2007, 02:05 PM »
I nominate Resource Hacker. It does what it needs to, is small, powerful, and not bloated. The author has stopped development as it is good where it is. Also very useful for messing with things...

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General Software Discussion / Re: compare text files
« on: November 28, 2007, 01:49 PM »
I second the use of PSPad. The compare function works great, and the rest of the editor is great too. My personal favorite.

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Coding Snacks / Re: Volume control by time
« on: November 28, 2007, 01:09 PM »
Yeah that's actually pretty much exactly what I'm looking for. Just something to compensate for my horrible memory (the same reason it took me so long to post something here...)
Thanks

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Coding Snacks / Volume control by time
« on: November 23, 2007, 11:45 PM »
Does anyone know of/can make a small utility that changes the volume based on time? I'm thinking for use in school... Muting my computer before each class what I would use it for. I set up a simple system that used autohotkey to mute the computer and was run via scheduled tasks. That worked, but took a while to set up and was not easily changeable.

If anyone can help, this should be simple (although incredibly useful).

Thanks,
Daniel

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Living Room / Re: Addictive Dice Game
« on: August 26, 2006, 01:43 AM »
awesome game. cant stop playing

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